• “THE CANOES”
    AT LESNER BRIDGE

  • VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC ART
    Virginia Beach’s Public Art Program enhances the city’s identity as a community
    that supports and promotes creative expression. Art builds our sense of civic pride
    and enriches our quality of life.

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It began with a figurehead.

The wooden carving of a woman washed ashore in Virginia Beach after a ferocious 1891 storm dragged the Dictator, a Norwegian bark carrying lumber from Florida to England, to the bottom of the sea. The figurehead was erected at the beach with the woman looking out to sea, now called the “Norwegian Lady.” Replaced in 1962 by a bronze statue of a woman - still looking across the waves - this was the first piece of public art in Virginia Beach.



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